The Stratford-Salariya Picture Book Prize 2017 Shortlist
After sifting through the many wonderful entries for the Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival and Salariya Book Company Picture Book Prize 2017, the judges have finally whittled them down to a shortlist of 10 titles. The overall standard was very high, so it was a real struggle deciding on the final shortlist. Tea was drunk, chins were scratched, tears were shed, furniture was smashed (not really) - but finally an agreement was reached, and most of the Salariya office staff are still speaking to one another.
Congratulations to the following very talented people, who made the shortlist:
Emily Jones and Victoria Richards
And thank you to all of the other many authors and illustrators who sent in their work. We wish we could shortlist all of you - but that would somewhat defeat the purpose of a shortlist!
The judges - David Salariya, Founder and MD of The Salariya Book Company; Annie Ashworth, Director of The Stratford Literary Festival; award winning author/illustrators Nick Butterworth and Sarah McIntyre; children’s literary agent Jodie Hodges of United Agents; Tereze Brikmane, manager of the multi-award-winning Tales on Moon Lane Bookshop; and Ashley King, illustrator and bookseller at Waterstones - will now begin the even more arduous process of picking an overall winner, to be announced in February 2017. Wish us luck!